Why Youth Join Gangs

 Features (a) gang researchers and practitioners providing their perspectives on gang joining and (b) youth sharing their gang experiences. The video highlights risk factors that may play a role in a youth’s decision to join a gang and behaviors that might be observed when interacting with youth at high risk of joining a gang.

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Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

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